[Bug 414890] [NEW] backup mail in cdrom is unreadable

Guillermo Molleda gmolleda at us.es
Mon Aug 17 15:47:42 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

1) Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
2) Thunderbird

3) What you expected to happen: To Final message

4) What happened instead

Thunderbird need the MAIL folder writable, then if I copy my old mail
(burn backup) in a CDROM is impossible read it.

I never delete my messages, a day in year I doing a backup:

1) Close thunderbird
2) burn to CDROM or DVD-ROM the all folders in ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/XXXXXXX.default/Mail/AAA.com
3) Open thunderbird
4) I remove all messages in my folders since Thunderbird.
5) I can receive new messages and all OK, but...
6) I create a new account in my Thunderbird, and I change the folder mail to /media/cdrom/..../Mail/AAA.com

7) Apply changes, close Thunderbird, open thunderbird but the folder is

If I copy the Mail folder to other hard-disk place, and change all
permission to Read-Write, then all is OK and I can view messages.

The problem is that never I can to do a backup, I need have all messages
in hard-disk if I want read it.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 17 17:19:06 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal
Package: mozilla-thunderbird None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mozilla-thunderbird.list]
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic i686

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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